Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Election expenses
407 (1) An election expense includes any cost incurred, or non-monetary contribution received, by a registered party or a candidate, to the extent that the property or service for which the cost was incurred, or the non-monetary contribution received, is used to directly promote or oppose a registered party, its leader or a candidate during an election period.
Marginal note:Exclusions — certain fund-raising and nominations
(2) Expenses for a fund-raising activity and expenses to directly promote the nomination of a person as a candidate or as leader of a registered party, other than expenses referred to in paragraph (3)(a) that are related to such fund-raising and promotional activities, are not election expenses under subsection (1).
(3) An election expense referred to in subsection (1) includes a cost incurred for, or a non-monetary contribution in relation to,
(a) the production of advertising or promotional material and its distribution, broadcast or publication in any media or by any other means;
(b) the payment of remuneration and expenses to or on behalf of a person for their services as an official agent, registered agent or in any other capacity;
(c) securing a meeting space or the supply of light refreshments at meetings;
(d) any product or service provided by a government, a Crown corporation or any other public agency; and
(e) the conduct of election surveys or other surveys or research during an election period.
Definition of cost incurred
(4) In subsection (1), cost incurred means an expense that is incurred by a registered party or a candidate, whether it is paid or unpaid.
- 2000, c. 9, s. 407;
- 2003, c. 19, s. 26.
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